Dalby sale 6 June 2024: Regular feed and trade buyers active

Trevor Hess, 06/06/2024

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File image of Nutrien’s Terry Ryan auctioneering at Dalby.

The number of cattle penned at Dalby reduced by 1,665 head to 3,025.

Export buyer attendance was good and included Victorian processors.

The regular feed and trade buyers were also active in the market along with restockers. Light weight yearling steers and heifers to restockers could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and averaged 11c/kg cheaper. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed were firm to 2c/kg dearer.

However medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 11c to 20c/kg better.

Most classes of cows also sold to a dearer trend of 5c to 8c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 380c with the largest numbers averaging 348c to 353c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 361c to average from 332c to 344c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 333c with sales to 346c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to the very occasional 316c with most sales at 258c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 305c to average 287c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 316c to average 297c/kg. Bullocks made to 306c to average 286c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 194c and sold to 215c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 228c to average 221c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows made to 245c to average 234c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 269c/kg.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.

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Lighter yarding this week in Dalby, most categories held firm with cows being dearer. Weaner cattle were slightly cheaper due to there not being the quality of last week. Feeder cattle slightly dearer

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 230c/kg, 290c/kg, 250c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –230c/kg, 285c/kg, 260c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –160c/kg, 175c/kg, 170c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –178c/kg, 229c/kg, 199c/kg
Cows over 500kg –220c/kg, 245c/kg, 234c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –270c/kg, 300c/kg, 290c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –265c/kg, 306c/kg, 280c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –300c/kg, 384c/kg, 350c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –290c/kg, 380c/kg, 340c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 280c/kg, 360c/kg, 340c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –295c/kg, 345c/kg, 334c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 305c/kg, 340c/kg, 320c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –200c/kg, 255c/kg, 230c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –220c/kg, 280c/kg, 240c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –230c/kg, 300c/kg, 250c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –250c/kg, 326c/kg, 275c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –240c/kg, 305c/kg, 260c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –230c/kg, 270c/kg, 250c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 220c/kg, 272c/kg, 245c/kg


Charbray Bulls sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to processors 261.2c/kg, 970.0kg, $2534.

Angus X Cows sold by WC Lowien of The Bun to processors 240.0c/kg, 721.1kg, $1731.

Santa X Steers sold by Shaun & Kirsty Robinson of Chinchilla to processors 288.2c/kg, 602.0kg, $1735.

Santa Heifers sold by Greenup P/L of Kumbia to feedlotters 278.2c/kg, 515.0kg, $1433.

D/Master X Ylg Steers sold by B Johnstone of Glen Morgan to backgrounders 322.2c/kg, 380.0kg, $1224.


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